FWS reinstates protection for gray wolf

February 20, 2015 6:16 PM

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FWS reinstates protection for gray wolf

On Thursday, the US Fish and Wildlife Service re-established protections under the federal Endangered Species Act for the gray wolf in Minnesota and nearby states. The protections were reinstated after a federal judge struck down the agency's decision to remove protections.

In 2012, the FWS removed federal protections for gray wolves. It turned over management and decisions on how to control their growing populations to states, although for years, wolves have been at the center of a debate about the appropriate level of protection for the animals.

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